1 Innovative. Collaborative. Progressive. trentu.ca/graduatestudies s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y Peterborough Ontario 2012
2 Take Your Education to the Next Level As a graduate student at Trent University, you play a key role in ground-breaking research with world-renowned, academic leaders and thinkers across the humanities, sciences and social sciences, taking our understanding of the world to new levels every day. Exchange ideas with scholars in your subject area from diverse disciplines. Devote yourself to academic excellence and push the boundaries of discovery. You will benefit from working closely with Trent s award-winning faculty and learn to develop your own teaching skills as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) to, in turn, empower and inspire future minds in their academic pursuits. Among the top research institutions, Trent University attracts national and international attention and recognition for its collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. Contents Master of Arts Programs... 6 Master of Science Programs... 8 Doctoral Programs Financing your Future at Trent PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Student Services APPLICATION PROCESS s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y
3 Master of Arts Programs M.A. Anthropology Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies English (Public Texts) History Psychology Sustainability Studies Theory, Culture and Politics TRENT-QUEEN S PROGRAMS Classics, Geography Master of Science Programs M.Sc. Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods Environmental and Life Sciences Materials Science Psychology TRENT-QUEEN S PROGRAMS Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Physics, Psychology doctoral Programs Ph.D. Challenge your field skills in the many rich outdoor laboratories of Trent s natural landscape and surrounding areas. Canadian Studies Cultural Studies Environmental and Life Sciences Indigenous Studies Materials Science TRENT-QUEEN S PROGRAMS Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Physics, Psychology 3
4 Dedicated to Research Excellence Trent University prepares you to make a significant contribution to an increasingly complex world by providing you with a distinctive liberal arts, science or professionally-focused education, enhanced by global perspectives, experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches to personal and professional development. Trent offers unique centres to foster your research and collaboration in the academic community: Archaeological Research Centre The Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research Canadian Environmental Modelling Centre Centre for Health Studies Centre for Materials Research Centre for the Study of Global Power & Politics Centre for the Study of Theory, Culture & Politics Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies Institute for Watershed Sciences James McLean Oliver Ecological Centre Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensic Centre Trent University Water Quality Centre 4 s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y Dr. Suresh Narine Director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research; Trent University Professor, Depts of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry; Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering; NSERC/GFO/ERS Senior Industrial Research Chair in Lipid Derived Biomaterials; Named one of Canada s Top 40 Under 40 by The Globe & Mail As an international student from Guyana, Suresh Narine found Trent University to be a welcoming place that sparked his desire to revolutionize the way we use chemicals in our everyday lives. Years later, as an internationally sought researcher, Dr. Narine moved his state-of-the-art laboratories and international team of experts across the country to Trent, creating the ideal facilities for the creation of new products and materials from natural oils to replace those created from petrochemicals. Having the opportunity to learn from leading professors like Dr. Narine is another example of how students at Trent have unique opportunities to live their education. Dr. Narine and his team of researchers and graduate students look at ways to replace the use of fossil fuels in many everyday products - from car bumpers to cosmetics - with more environmentally benign materials such as the fats and oils from agricultural crops. Canada Research Chairs trentu.ca/research/crc.php As federal and provincial governments continue to make knowledge transfer and outreach a priority for post-secondary institutions, Trent is well positioned to excel and to further its reputation both nationally and internationally. Trent University s Canada Research Chairs contribute to enhancing Canada s competitiveness in the global, knowledge-based economy, improving Canadians health and enriching our social and cultural life. Office of Research trentu.ca/research Trent s Office of Research works with local, regional, national and international members of the research community to promote and steward excellence in peer-reviewed, high-calibre research. The Office is the institutional liaison with external research agencies, public and private sector partners, provincial and federal granting agencies. The total research funding to Trent University has more than doubled over a five-year period and the success of faculty in attracting funding from diverse sources continues to be remarkable.
5 Test the limits of conventional disciplines and participate in a culture of intellectual questioning and exchange explore your graduate studies options at Trent. TRENT-QUEEN S PROGRAMS, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. trentu.ca/tqgp Through an agreement with Queen s University in Kingston, Trent faculty may undertake the supervision and instruction of students enrolled for Master s or Ph.D. degrees at Queen s here at Trent University. Students pursue research thesis work at Trent, and complete most or all of their course work at Queen s. Participating graduate faculty are members of Trent s graduate faculty and adjunct faculty at Queen s. Departments currently participating in the Trent-Queen s program include: Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Physics, Psychology. Fast Facts: Many senior scientists of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) work directly on the Trent campus, significantly expanding collaboration between provincial government specialists and Trent faculty. 5
6 M.A. Programs Master of arts programs ANTHROPOLOGY M.A. trentu.ca/anthropologyma Spanning the fields of archaeology, ethnohistory and art, the Anthropology M.A. program is one of the longest-standing graduate programs at Trent, exploring a range of areas that include the archaeology and ethnohistory of Canada, Mesoamerica, South America and the US Southwest; Old World prehistory; Mediterranean archaeology; landscape archaeology; mortuary archaeology; archaeological method and theory; Canadian historical archaeology; and, the intersections of art with issues of gender, identity, beliefs, and social organization. ENGLISH (Public Texts) M.A. trentu.ca/englishma The presentation and production of oral narratives, dramatic performances, manuscript, print and electronic texts are investigated to examine their resonance within our culture s political, economic and aesthetic spheres. The internship option, unique to this program, provides students with an opportunity to develop texts for public distribution in co-operation with community-based organizations. Career opportunities range from information science, archival work, publishing and editing to communications, journalism, and professional writing. 6 4 APPLIED MODELLING AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS (AMOD) M.A. trentu.ca/amod Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods is a two-year program that delves into disciplines such as mathematics, computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, physical geography, environmental resource science, chemistry, and economics. Based on a thesis research project and associated coursework, AMOD aims to teach fundamental analytical modelling techniques required for a number of quantitative fields and to develop strong communication skills to better prepare candidates for the challenge of conveying their ideas and findings. CANADIAN STUDIES AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES M.A. trentu.ca/canadianstudiesma Since its inception in 1986, the M.A. based at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies has established itself as the foremost program of its kind. With Canada as both a subject and context for inquiry, areas of study include Canada in a global context; cultural heritage, literature, theory and the arts; environmental politics, policy and natural heritage; Aboriginal peoples; political economy, labour and community development; women and gender; identities and difference in Canada. Candidates select between a 12-month course and major research paper-based program, or a 24-month course and thesis-based option. Students can develop their own research possibilities under the guidance of their supervisor; work as part of larger faculty research programs; or develop a communitybased research initiative under the guidance of the Trent Centre for Community-based Education. Fast Facts: Trent s M.A. in the English (Public Texts) program offers an innovative internship opportunity as part of a research degree with placements in institutions such as publishing houses and community organizations HISTORY M.A. trentu.ca/historyma This demanding program expands candidates knowledge of historical theory and methods, develops their research and analytical skills, and guides them in carrying out major research projects. Students choose from two program streams: course work or thesis, within six fields of study: Canadian; European; social and cultural; colonialism and conflict; Iberian-American; and regional and transnational history. The latter three are not offered anywhere else in Canada. Members of the History graduate faculty are highly regarded for their strong publishing record and commitment to teaching. They encourage a culture of intellectual questioning and exchange, both within the program and in collaboration with cognate graduate disciplines at the University. PSYCHOLOGY M.A. trentu.ca/psychologymamsc Building on the strength of Trent s undergraduate program in psychology, Trent offers a Psychology Master s degree that allows students to pursue a M.A. or M.Sc. based on their background and professional ambitions. This is a research-intensive, two-year program that will appeal to those with an interest in the areas of health, developmental, cognition, perception and neuroscience. The Psychology M.A. is a natural step for students working towards their doctorate in this discipline, while also providing strong scientific training for those wanting to pursue careers within health, science or communications-related fields. Psychological research continues to be at the forefront of advancing our understanding of complex and dynamic aspects of human behaviour. Trent has designed a program that provides the academic rigour and interdisciplinary activity that define a great post-graduate degree, delivered by a team of respected professors who maintain active research agendas in their respective fields. Combined with our state-of-the-art facilities including our Sleep and Electrophysiology Laboratory, Developmental Observation Laboratory, Animal Care facilities and burgeoning DNA facility Psychology graduate students will enjoy a challenging and highly gratifying experience earning an exceptional degree, all within Trent s characteristically personal environment.
7 In a world that is characterized by rapid change and Test global the limits issues, of Trent s conventional graduate disciplines programs aim to and give participate you the hands-on in a culture experience of intellectual and critical understanding questioning and required exchange to adapt explore and evolve your in your professional life, wherever it may take you. graduate studies options at Trent. Innovative. SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES M.A. trentu.ca/sustainabilityma Leveraging the broad-based strength of its research and teaching talent and responding to graduate students who demand degree programs that are relevant to their career aspirations, Trent introduces its M.A. in Sustainability Studies. This interdisciplinary graduate studies program is designed to explore issues around the sustainability of human societies and the natural environments upon which they depend. The two-year program aims to equip graduates with the critical thinking and capacity for research that will prove an invaluable asset to those who target a policy or strategyrelated career within industry, government or an NGO, or doctoral studies. Drawing inspiration from Trent s award-winning Business Administration program and its highlyregarded reputation as a leader in the environment, the M.A. in Sustainability Studies will encourage interaction between departments, staff and students, as well as the surrounding community. In addition to core courses, which will develop critical thinking as well as solutions and advocacyoriented strategies, students will choose between a thesis and a major research paper. Graduates of this program will help meet the budding demand for professionals who can capably develop environmentally and socially sustainable policies, strategies and practices for any number of applications. THEORY, CULTURE AND POLITICS M.A. trentu.ca/theorycentre The Theory, Culture and Politics M.A. at Trent is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the study of contemporary issues in the humanities and social sciences from the perspectives of contemporary critical, cultural and political theory. The program is guided by critical/theoretical orientations that test the limits of conventional disciplines and contribute to the study of the complex network of relations that link knowledge, culture and politics. Through the Centre for the Study of Theory, Culture and Politics, students are introduced to a range of critical and theoretical orientations, within a cross-pollination of scholarly inquiry fostering a vibrant academic environment. It is through this Centre that students can readily engage in intellectual discourse while taking in a calendar of conferences, symposia, and speakers series, and sharing research projects. Students choose one of five areas of study: textuality, semiotics and discourse; culture, nature and technology; gender, body and psyche; science as discourse and knowledge; and social and political theory. While the program is designed primarily for students preparing for doctoral studies in the field, it also provides an outstanding stepping stone to professional careers in such areas as communications, law, education and the environment. s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y 7
8 M.Sc. Programs Master of Science Programs APPLIED MODELLING AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS (AMOD) M.Sc. trentu.ca/amod Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods is a two-year program that delves into disciplines such as mathematics, computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, physical geography, environmental resource science, chemistry, and economics. Based on a thesis research project and associated coursework, AMOD aims to teach fundamental analytical modelling techniques required for a number of quantitative fields and to develop strong communication skills to better prepare candidates for the challenge of conveying their ideas and findings. ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SCIENCES M.Sc. trentu.ca/els Groundbreaking approaches to environmental scholarly research, both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental and life sciences offer you the opportunity to work with leading experts in world-class facilities throughout the region, allowing you the chance to work alongside NGOs and government organizations such as the Ministry of Natural Resources in Peterborough. Innovative research and rigorous standards distinguish Trent s reputation and continue to attract major funding agencies to this program. MATERIALS SCIENCE M.Sc. trentu.ca/materialsscience Offered jointly by Trent and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), this two-year program is designed for science and engineering students who want to expand their capacity for research in a discipline that interconnects chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. This interdisciplinary approach gives students a competitive edge within the field while helping to sharpen their research and problem solving skills, develop a capacity for experimental design and promote independent work initiatives. The faculty is comprised of a number of educators and professionals whose academic credentials and deep industry experience are a distinct advantage for students who want to excel in the field of materials research. In addition, students are encouraged to develop connections to the wider community of researchers through conferences, workshops and presentations by visiting scientists who showcase their work. Fast Facts: Applications of DNA-based forensics is supported by state-of-the-art facilities with robotic automation infrastructure. PSYCHOLOGY M.Sc. trentu.ca/psychologymamsc Building on the strength of Trent s undergraduate program in psychology, Trent offers a Psychology Master s degree that allows students to pursue a M.A. or M.Sc. based on their background and professional ambitions. This is a research-intensive, two-year program that will appeal to those with an interest in the areas of health, developmental, cognition, perception and neuroscience. The Psychology M.Sc. is a natural step for students working towards their doctorate in this discipline, while also providing strong scientific training for those wanting to pursue careers within health, science or communications-related fields. Psychological research continues to be at the forefront of advancing our understanding of complex and dynamic aspects of human behaviour. Trent has designed a program that provides the academic rigour and interdisciplinary activity that define a great post-graduate degree, delivered by a team of respected professors who maintain active research agendas in their respective fields. Combined with our stateof-the-art facilities including our Sleep and Electrophysiology Laboratory, Developmental Observation Laboratory, Animal Care facilities and burgeoning DNA facility Psychology graduate students will enjoy a challenging and highly gratifying experience earning an exceptional degree, all within Trent s characteristically personal environment. Hilary Fast - M.A. Psychology Hilary Fast was one of nine students who entered the new Health Psychology program in its first year. She soon learned that a small university doesn t have to compromise in the strength of its programs or its extra-curricular offerings. For Ms. Fast this meant taking advantage of the newly renovated state-of-the-art Trent Community Sport and Recreation Centre to participate in boot camp, yoga, and spin classes. In the fall, she played soccer with the graduate student recreation soccer team in the outdoor Justin Chiu stadium an athletic field on campus featuring both artificial and natural turf. In addition to her course-work and extra-curricular activities, Ms. Fast enjoyed working on campus as a teaching assistant with undergraduate students. I was happy that it was a requirement because it paid for my tuition, which is great. It gave me that financial freedom. But more importantly, I enjoyed the teaching aspect and working with students. I tried to incorporate my own ideas into the seminars that I led and I learned a lot through the experience. 8
9 At Trent we foster a strong culture of student - faculty interaction while encouraging you to explore the boundaries of interdisciplinary study. Collaborative. 9
10 Doctoral Programs CANADIAN STUDIES Ph.D. trentu.ca/canadianstudiesphd The first of its kind in Canada, the Canadian Studies Ph.D. program is offered jointly by the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University, and the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, with six broadly defined areas of concentration: culture, heritage and the arts; environment and place; policy, economy and the state; identities and social movements; feminist, gender and women s studies. CULTURAL STUDIES Ph.D. trentu.ca/culturalstudiesphd Three fields form the basis of this doctoral program: Culture and the Arts; Culture and Technology; and, Culture and Theory. While the first year is devoted to giving students a proper grounding in the core background of Cultural Studies, years two through four focus on the development of a dissertation that interconnects three related intellectual projects. As with all graduate programs at Trent, there s a strong emphasis placed on discussion and interaction among peers and faculty, and Ph.D. candidates are expected to present their work at scholarly conferences and submit at least one paper based on the dissertation projects for publications. ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM Ph.D. trentu.ca/els/phd Groundbreaking approaches to environmental scholarly research, both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental and life sciences offer you the opportunity to work with leading experts in world-class facilities throughout the region, allowing you the chance to work alongside NGOs and government organizations such as the Ministry of Natural Resources in Peterborough. Innovative research and rigorous standards distinguish Trent s reputation and continue to attract major funding agencies to this program. INDIGENOUS STUDIES Ph.D. trentu.ca/indigenousstudiesphd The first of its kind in Canada, Trent s diverse Indigenous Studies Ph.D. program offers faculty with academic credentials and connections to Indigenous communities across the country and around the world. With access to Elders, traditional persons and innovative programs such as Indigenous Environmental Studies, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) languages, you will engage in traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge that will transform you. The First Peoples House of Learning boasts a great variety of Indigenous peoples and places, including the only university-based Indigenous performance space in Canada, Nozhem First People s Performance Space. 10 s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y Caroline Seck Langill - Ph.D. Canadian Studies When Dr. Caroline Seck Langill decided to pursue her Ph.D., she was looking for a program that was truly unique. A working artist, critic and curator with an Honours B.Sc. in Biology from Carleton and an MFA in Visual Arts from York University, Dr. Langill needed a program that would nurture her diverse interests and allow her to pursue meaningful research that connected to her real life art practice. As you can imagine, working in the area of art practice begs an understanding of the triangulated ontology from which the work is derived: art, science and technology. Knowledge of these histories is essential. In order to conduct this research I needed to find a program that would acknowledge the interdependence of these disciplines and provide me with the intellectual support to conduct this research, said Dr. Langill. Within Trent s Canadian Studies department, Dr. Langill found an interdisciplinary spirit that fit with her ambitious research interests. Her committee included members with anthropological, curatorial, and cultural studies backgrounds while the department itself brought an historical focus to her work that challenged her to explore new facets of her research. Bringing new methods and methodologies to my research enriched the work in unanticipated ways, she said. Dr. Langill is currently an associate dean in the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, and the Interim Chair of the Digital Futures Program. MATERIALS SCIENCE Ph.D. trentu.ca/materialsscience Offered jointly by Trent and the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology (UOIT), this program is designed for science and engineering students who want to develop a capacity for experimental design and promote independent work initiatives. The faculty is comprised of a number of educators and professionals whose academic credentials and deep industry experience are a distinct advantage for students who want to excel in the field of materials research. In addition, students are encouraged to develop connections to the wider community of researchers through conferences, workshops and presentations by visiting scientists who showcase their work. Fast Facts: Named after Trent s founding president, the Symons Seminar Series is a monthly lecture series organized by graduate students, to share their research and ideas with peers across the humanities and social sciences.
11 Our programs offer opportunities to collaborate with experts in their fields, inspiring new understanding while pushing the boundaries of academic possibility and discovery. Progressive. Students are banding black bears in Algonquin Park with Dr. Martyn Obbard of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Adjunct Faculty, Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program 11
12 Financing Your Future at Trent At Trent University, we want to ensure that you are able to concentrate on your studies while pursuing your graduate degree. We are pleased to provide eligible full-time Master of Arts students with minimum annual funding of $13,505, Master of Science students between $13,505 and $17,805, and Ph.D. students between $18,505 and $19,805 ( rates). This financial support normally consists of a graduate teaching assistantship, with the balance coming from one or more sources of internal University funding. Students are also encouraged to apply to external scholarship granting agencies in early fall for the subsequent year of study. Graduate students are eligible to apply for loans/grants through the Ontario Government Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The School of Graduate Studies may provide a bursary in addition to other sources of funding based on demonstrated financial need. Internal Sources of Funding available to Graduate Students: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) Research Fellowships Research Fellowship Awards Research Assistantships Dean s Excellence Scholarships Dean s Ph.D. Scholarships Graduate Bursaries External Scholarship Agencies include: Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) The Graduate Finance Officer provides support in the submission of external scholarship applications. 12 s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y trentu.ca/graduatestudies/scholarship.php For further information on funding and for information on graduate tuition fees, please visit our website: trentu.ca/graduatestudies/financialsupport.php Trent s graduate tuition rates are competitive with other Ontario universities. Some sources of financial support are applied directly to your student account to help offset your tuition costs. Many students choose the payroll deduction option to deduct tuition fees from their GTA salary which allows students to spread payments out over the year.
13 program admission requirements Program Degree Program Admission Requirements Format Options Entry Terms Deadline Funding * (Full Time Students Only) Options Masters Programs Anthropology M.A. Full time Minimum 77% (B+) on last 10 credits or last 2 yrs of study Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years Part time Applied Modeling and Quantitative Methods M.A. / M.Sc. Full time Minimum 77% (B+) on last 10 credits or last 2 yrs of study Thesis May, September, January February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years Part time Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies M.A. Full time Minimum 77% (B+) on last 10 credits or last 2 yrs of study Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years Part time Course-based (with major resarch paper) English (Public Texts) M.A. Full time Hons B.A. with minimum 77% (B+) on last 10 credits Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years; Part time and 80% in English courses Course-based (with major resarch paper) 1 year for MRP or Internship Environmental and Life Sciences M.Sc. Full time Minimum 77% (B+) on last 10 credits or last 2 yrs of study Thesis May, September, January February 1st $17,805/yr for 2 years Part time Internship *ongoing until all spaces are filled History M.A. Full time Hons. B.A. with minimum 77% (B+) on last 10 credits Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years; Part time and 80% in History courses Course-based (with major resarch paper) 1 year for MRP Materials Science M.Sc. Full time B.Sc. with minimum 77% on last 10 credits Thesis May, September February 1st $17,805/yr for 2 years *ongoing until all spaces are filled Psychology M.A. / M.Sc. Full time Hons. B.A. or B.Sc. in Psych with minimum 77% (B+) on last Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years 10 credits or 2 yrs of study, mnimum 80% in Psych courses Sustainability Studies M.A. Full time Hons. B.A. or B.Sc. with 80% (A-) on last 10 credits Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years; Part time or last 2 years of study Course-based (with major resarch paper) 1 year for MRP Theory, Culture and Politics M.A. Full time Hons. B.A. with 77% (B+) on last 10 credits Thesis September February 1st $13,505/yr for 2 years Part time Trent/Queen s M.A. / M.Sc. Full time Approved by Trent and Queen s. Apply first through Trent Thesis See Queen s deadlines Early December Graduate Teaching Assistantships doctoral Programs (no application fee); supervisor will recommend you to Queen s Ph.D. Programs (complete Queen s application) available while at Trent Canadian Studies Ph.D. Full time M.A. with minimum 80% Dissertation September February 1st $18,505/yr for 4 years Part time Cultural Studies Ph.D. Full time M.A. with minimum 80% Dissertation September February 1st $18,505/yr for 4 years Environmental and Life Sciences Ph.D. Full time M.Sc. with minimum 77% (B+) Dissertation May, September, January February 1st $19,805/yr for 3 years; Part time *ongoing until all spaces are filled GTA in 4th yr Indigenous Studies Ph.D. Full time M.A with minimum 77% (B+); language requirement Dissertation September February 1st $18,505/yr for 4 years Materials Science Ph.D. Full time M.Sc. with minimum 77% Dissertation May, September February 1st $19,805/yr for 3 years; *ongoing until all spaces are filled Trent/Queen s Ph.D. Full time Approved by Trent and Queen s. Apply first through Trent Dissertation See Queen s deadlines Early December Graduate Teaching Assistantships (no application fee); supervisor will recommend you to Queen s (complete Queen s application) GTA in 4th yr available while at Trent *Funding will be provided on a per term basis to eligible full-time students, provided the student is in good academic standing. Funding rates may vary, depending on the negotiated CUPE II rate of the GTA salary. 13
14 You Focus on your Education. We Focus on You. 14 s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y student services Office of Student Affairs (OSA) trentu.ca/studentaffairs The OSA is host to a collection of programs and services with your needs in mind, such as the Academic Skills Centre, Career Centre, Counselling, Health and Disabilities Services Offices, Housing and Spiritual Affairs. ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTRE trentu.ca/academicskills/overview_graduate.php The Academic Skills Centre works with graduate students to help them develop as scholars, writers and teaching assistants. Individual aid with all aspects of writing is offered, as well as workshops covering areas such as time management, writing applications, and conference presentations. CAREERS CENTRE trentu.ca/careers At the Career Centre, graduate students will find information on different career options and effective work search strategies. Individual appointments are available for resume and cover letter critiques as well as career counselling. Career and employment workshops and information sessions are held throughout the school year. Students can also access myjobboard from the Career Centre website for full-time, part-time and summer employment opportunities. Counselling Centre trentu.ca/counselling The Trent University Counselling Centre acknowledges and celebrates the strengths and fragility of the human spirit and is committed to providing support and assistance with the wide range of personal issues that can interfere with students academic success and quality of life. Clinical staff members are credentialed professionals whose practice is governed by their respective professional colleges and/or associations. Health Services trentu.ca/healthservices The Student Benefits Plan (administered by the Graduate Student Association GSA) offers health and dental coverage with the option to add a spouse and/or dependents during the opt-out/opt-in period in September. Appointments with male and female physicians are available for you at oncampus clinics. Take a look at Student Health 101: Housing Office trentu.ca/housing The Off-Campus Housing service offers a variety of listings of accommodations in the Peterborough area, as well as copies of the Residential Tenancies Act and basic information on renting an apartment or house. There are a small number of apartments available for graduate students at the Traill College campus in apartment-style residences. Transportation and Safety trentu.ca/studentaffairs The optional transportation fee entitles you access to the entire City of Peterborough with your student ID card on any Peterborough Transit route. The dedicated Trent Express route connects Symons and Traill campuses to downtown. An express bus to and from Fleming College operates regularly from main campus. Go Transit to and from Toronto as well as Oshawa is available several times per day. Extensive bike trails link Trent s main campus to downtown within minutes. Child Care Centre trentchildcare.com A wide range of programs is offered at four sites for children between the ages of six weeks and twelve years. The Campus site offers 54 spaces for children six weeks to five years. Program staff includes registered early childhood educators who maintain current first-aid and infant-child C.P.R. training. Trent Child Care is licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services under the Ontario Day Nurseries Act. Fee subsidies are available for those who qualify. A percentage of spots are guaranteed for Trent students. Early registration is urged, as waiting lists exist at most of our sites.
15 Graduate Student Association (GSA) trentgsa.ca The GSA provides you with the forum to communicate with each other and the University community about issues of particular concern to graduate students Regular information concerning Trent, other graduate associations, and from the National Union of Students (NUS). Ongoing graduate student research showcases throughout the year and annually. Conference travel allowances are available to qualifying graduate students. Social and cultural events encourage interaction between students of all disciplines. Instructional Development Centre trentu.ca/idc Your Instructional Development Centre provides workshops and training in effective teaching practices, pedagogical techniques and professional development. The TA Training Certificate Program will boost your confidence in the classroom, giving you the skills and strategies to fulfill your teaching goals along with a certificate of completion. First Peoples House of Learning trentu.ca/indigenous The First Peoples House of Learning provides a place for you to meet other students, access services designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students and to connect with members of local Aboriginal communities. Indigenous Student Services help you thrive in the university environment with the support of family and community. An Aboriginal counsellor/academic advisor and a cultural advisor are available to assist you with your unique needs, perspectives and challenges. Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) is a peer-based cross-university educational initiative that intends to build community networks, provide ongoing support and quickly increase the number of Ph.D./Ed.D. and Master s credentialed First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Aboriginal and Indigenous scholars across Ontario. Trent International Program (TIP) trentu.ca/international TIP has a strong and proud history of commitment to internationalizing university education and has been a leader in Canada for providing personalized support and a sense of home to international students. Visit the website for detailed information about English language equivalency and admission requirements. As an international graduate student, you are permitted to seek employment on campus to assist with your study costs in available campus jobs at the library, the athletic complex, and in various offices such as alumni, development, liaison, and more. TIP offers a week-end camp to incoming graduate students to provide a cultural and social orientation to Canada. Athletics and Recreation trentu.ca/athletics Graduate student tuition includes free membership to the Trent Community Sport and Recreation Centre. The Trent Community Sport & Recreation Centre is designed to serve the wellness needs of students and all residents of the Peterborough Region. Facilities include a 25-metre pool, indoor rowing and paddling centre, fitness centre with cardio and strength facilities, climbing wall, international squash court, sports medicine centre, therapy pool, recreational track, saunas, a canoe venue and more. Trent Athletics is the largest student employer on campus. There are employment opportunities in aquatics, varsity event operations, sports information, building maintenance, personal trainers, sports media team, campus recreation, summer sports camp and fitness instruction. Fast Facts: The First Peoples House of Learning at Trent provides Aboriginal Student Services, ceremonial and gathering spaces, the tipi, and the First Peoples Performance Space. 15
16 Catharine Parr Traill College trentu.ca/colleges/traill Trent s downtown college is dedicated as a centre for graduate students. The Trent Environment The graduate community at Catharine Parr Traill College welcomes you and provides you with facilities such as graduate apartments, graduate student offices, common areas, and a range of activities such as lectures and social events. Traill College provides an atmosphere of collegiate tradition in a downtown location with quick access to amenities, restaurants and a diverse variety of music and cultural activities. A network of bicycle and nature trails links Traill College to the main Symons campus where award-winning architecture sits along the Otonabee River amidst the breath-taking scenery of the Kawarthas. Peterborough, Ontario offers a wealth of natural spaces just 90 km from Toronto and is home to a vibrant economy fueled by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), General Electric (GE), Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments (SMPI), Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Fleming College. Numerous heritage and cultural sites are within reach in minutes, along with local Alderville, Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations communities. Peterborough s downtown culture boasts an active arts scene, a unique café district, a network of arenas and sports facilities, and a variety of festivals and events. The local farmers market operates twice weekly, year-round. Trent University enjoys many relationships and partnerships with the communities, families and businesses that have contributed to the Trent way of life for decades
17 Picture yourself here on Trent s 1450-acre campus. Located on the banks of the Otonabee River, the University is only 10 minutes from the vibrant City of Peterborough. Learn more - take a virtual tour at trentu.ca and click on the graduate studies link to hear directly from grad students here at Trent. 17
18 The Application Process trent.ca/graduatestudies/howdoiapply.php Apply to the Trent University School of Graduate Studies online. A secure application system ensures that your submission will reach admissions and your proposed department of study as quickly as possible. General Admission Requirements The usual deadline for applications is February 1. For applications after February 1, please contact individual graduate programs. Some programs may have higher admission requirements. Check with individual programs before applying. Refer to the admissions chart on page 13. Master s programs The minimum requirement for admission to a Master s program is a four-year Honours Bachelor s Degree (or the equivalent), from a recognized university. Overall academic average of at least an upper second-class standing (B+/77%) in the work of the last ten full academic credits or the last two undergraduate years (full-time equivalent). Doctoral programs Applicants to a Ph.D. program should normally have a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree as appropriate. A minimum B+ average on a completed Master s program or a combination of the last ten credits of Master s and undergraduate courses. Checklist of Required Documents official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended two letters of reference a plan of study a writing sample proof of citizenship English language proficiency exam scores (if applicable) 18 s c h o o l o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s a t T r e n t u n i v e r s i t y
19 For further information, please contact The School of Graduate Studies: Telephone: ext Facsimile: Mailing Address: School of Graduate Studies Trent University 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8 To view this document in an accessible format, please visit
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